A full 80 percent of American teens say they are bothered by the fact the U.S. is one of the world’s leading sources of pollution. More than half (54 percent) of teens are strongly bothered by it. A representative sample of 767 U.S. teens commissioned by JWT found a majority of teens (61 percent) agree their generation will be more environmentally responsible than older generations and 78 percent believe there is still time to repair the damage already done to the environment.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.